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: Dry or Wet ?

03-05-2006, 08:18 PM


03-05-2006, 08:23 PM
:smokin: Nice big white bomber or another bomber natural deer body white wing and tail grizzly hackle.:lildevl:starting to get the itch real bad

Earle Fletcher
03-06-2006, 10:23 AM
I've fished that very spot a few times with both wets and dries, but my best luck has been with a light wire size 6 Green Butt riffle hitched. The current is very slow, but you can get the fly up and riffling with a little stripping. :razz:

Salar 33
03-07-2006, 12:44 PM
Hi Ann,

I would say start wet from right about here and a dry from below. Best to stay out of the water until you are standing below.

One of the most beautiful places on all of the Gaspe.


Green Ghost
03-13-2006, 08:42 AM
I have caught several salmon using wet flies here (one of them 25 pounds). However, that was many years ago. I prefer to throw dry flies whenever possible and the next to the last day I was in this location I hooked 5 fish doing just that! Clearly, I lost the battle on several of these that chased the fly downstream into the fast water. In fact, I rose some 16 different fish to dry flies over that same two day period.

The only problem with fishing dry flies here is that you tend to screw up the rotation from above. The problem with throwing wet flies here is that you show the fly to the fish for far too long and many tend to slash the water by picking up the cast too soon and landing it too aggressively on the fore cast which tends to put down the fish and or spook them.:tsk_tsk:

A stealthy approach is warranted and perfection in the presentation is a must. It is very easy to have somebody in the rotation put down a lot of fish in a hurry so if you get the chance to go there, make your presentation count With a DRY FLY which is less apt to ruin it for the next guy.:cool:

03-13-2006, 12:59 PM
AH!!! :mad:

Green Ghost!!
I was sure you'd take the bait and tell me or show me what fly!!

:rolleyes: Ann

(I will soon be teasing you with photos of our actual Spring waters....maybe you'll crack then..:(

03-16-2006, 01:30 PM
Not had a great deal of experience fishing with drys for salmon but I have caught a few and I am keen to add to this number so I would fish dry first then fish with a wet. i have been told that even if the salmon don't come upto a dry it may just get them in the mood to take a small wet fly fished close to the surface.